Saturday, the 11th of October, 2014 is the 284th day in 2014 and in the 41st calendar week.
General Events:
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International Day of the Girl Child
October 11, 2014 in the World
International Day of the Girl Child takes place on October 11, 2014. International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations. The observation supports more opportunity for girls, and increases awareness of inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence and unfree child marriage. The International Day of the Girl Child initiative began as a project of Plan International, a non-governmental organization that operates worldwide. The idea for an international day of observance and celebration grew out of Plan International’s Because I Am a Girl campaign, which raises awareness of the importance of nurturing girls globally and in developing countries in particular. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl.
International Day of the Girl Child 2014 Theme: http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/
Where is Day of the Girl Child?
Worldwide
Universal Music Day
October 11, 2014 in the World
Music is a huge part of our cultures, societies, psychology and every day life. Music is our universal language; its the bridge between head and heart- and from heart to heart. Celebrate music, musicians and music making. This year’s theme is “Let your heart lead your way. “
Universal Music Day: http://universalmusicday.com/
Where is Universal Music Day?
Worldwide
General Pulaski Memorial Day
October 11, 2014 in the USA
General Pulaski Memorial Day is observed on October 11, 2014. General Pulaski Memorial Day is a United States holiday in honor of General Kazimierz Pu?aski, a Polish hero of the American Revolution. This holiday is held every year on October 11 by Presidential Proclamation, to commemorate his death from wounds suffered at the Siege of Savannah on October 9, 1779 and to honor the heritage of Polish Americans. The observance was established in 1929 when Congress passed a resolution (Public Resolution 16 of 1929) designating October 11 as General Pulaski Memorial Day. Every President has issued a proclamation for the observance annually since (except in 1930). This is separate holiday from the regional holiday in the Chicago area titled Casimir Pulaski Day that commemorates Pulaski’s birth on March 4, 1746.
Where is General Pulaski Memorial Day?
Nationwide USA
Coming Out Day
October 11, 2014 in the World
National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an internationally observed civil awareness day which takes place on October 11, 2014. One this day people are celebrating individuals who publicly identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender – coming out regarding one’s sexual orientation or gender identity being akin to a cultural rite of passage for so called LGBT people. The holiday is observed annually by members of the gay community and their straight allies.
The National Coming Out Day was founded in 1988, by Dr. Robert Eichberg, his partner William Gamble, and Jean O’Leary to celebrate the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights one year earlier. After a media push in 1990, NCOD was observed in all 50 US-states and seven other countries. The holiday is observed in a wide variety of ways: from rallies and parades to information tables in public spaces.
Coming out (of the closet) is a figure of speech for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people’s disclosure of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Framed and debated as a privacy issue, coming out of the closet is described and experienced variously as a psychological process or journey; a means toward feeling gay pride instead of shame and social stigma; or even career suicide.
Where is National Coming Out Day?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 11th October:
732 – Battle at Tours: France under Karel Martel beat Moors
1573 – Battle of South Seas – Dutch rebels beat Spanish navy
1634 – the Burchardi flood — “the second Grote Mandrenke” killed around 15,000 men in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
1737 – Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta India
1809 – Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder’s Stand.
1864 – Slavery abolished in Maryland
1865 – Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.
1868 – Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine
1871 – Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, 300 killed
1899 – South African Boers declare war on Great Britain
1906 – San Francisco Board of Education orders segregation in separate schools of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean children sparking diplomatic crisis
1923 – German Mark falls to 10 billion per £, 4 billion per $
1939 – Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb
1945 – Chinese civil war begins, Chiang Kai-Shek vs Mao Zedong
1960 – Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan (6,000 die)
1968 – Panama revolts
1972 – Panama adopts constitution
1975 – Saturday Night Live premieres with George Carlin as host
1976 – Mao Zedong’s widow Jiang Qing & “Gang of Four” arrested & charged with plotting a coup
1979 – Allan McLeod Cormack & Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield win Nobel Prize for medicine for developing CAT scan
1982 – English ship Mary Rose, which sank during an engagement with France in 1545, raised at Portsmouth, England
1983 – Last hand-cranked telephones US went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial
1995 – John Bobbitt has plastic surgery to increase his penis 3 inches